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Heather Graham is Combating Hollywood Sexism With a Racy New Romantic Comedy For Women

Heather Graham is Combating Hollywood Sexism With a Racy New Romantic Comedy For Women
Girl Talk is a weekly look at women in film — past, present, and future.

Three decades into her Hollywood career, Heather Graham is making some changes. The long-time actress has always mixed things up in her work. Even as a teenager, she always seemed interested in working with a wide array of directors on some very different projects, playing the object of Corey Haim’s affection in the teen comedy “License to Drive” and turning in an Indie Spirit-nominated supporting turn in Gus Van Sant’s “Drugstore Cowboy” in the space of a year. Her best-known roles also reflect that same spirit, and Graham is just as recognizable for her work in the first “Austin Powers” film as she is for her heartbreaking spin in Paul Thomas Anderson’s “Boogie Nights.”

But that still doesn’t mean she was getting all the parts she wanted. “As an actress, sometimes you
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Rizzoli & Isles: Sasha Alexander on Directing a Revealing Episode, Plus the 'Beautiful' Series Finale Ahead

Rizzoli & Isles: Sasha Alexander on Directing a Revealing Episode, Plus the 'Beautiful' Series Finale Ahead
After seven seasons on Rizzoli & Isles, this Monday’s episode took Sasha Alexander someplace she had never been before — behind the camera, as director of the TNT drama.

RelatedThe Librarians Season 3, Michelle Dockery’s Good Behavior Get TNT Premiere Dates

And it’s not just any old episode the actress got to helm. Rather, “For Richer or Poorer” (airing Monday at 9/8c) drops the none-too-tiny bombshell that Dr. Maura Isles once was, for a brief moment, married to rich kid Edward Dunn (played by Life Unexpected‘s Kristofer Polaha).

With this and just three other episodes left in the series’ run,
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The 100 achieves E4's biggest ever launch with 1.3 million

The 100 scored E4's biggest ever programme launch on Monday, according to overnight figures.

The post-apocalyptic drama attracted an average audience of 1.39 million and a 6.5% audience share at 9pm, with an added 351,000 (2.1%) on +1. It also easily topped the multichannels for the day.

The 100: Eliza Taylor, Thomas McDonell talk Comic-Con and going dark

On BBC One, John Bishop's Australia topped the night overall outside soaps with its first episode, bringing in 4.24m (19.7%) at 9pm.

Earlier, How Safe is Your House appealed to 2.83m (14.3%) at 7.30pm, while Panorama intrigued 2.20m (10.4%) at 8.30pm. Documentary Guilty By Association was seen by 1.77m (15.7%) at 10.35pm.

BBC Two's University Challenge documentary educated 1.31m (6.6%) at 7.30pm, followed by The Rhs Hampton Court Palace Flower Show coverage with 1.66m (7.9%) at 8.30pm. Scotland: For Richer or Poorer interested 1.36m (6.3%) at 9pm, followed by a Qi repeat with 1.27m (6.9%) at 10pm.

ITV's Countryfile appealed to 2.83m (16.2%) at 8pm,
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TV highlights 07/07/14

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Tour De France 2014 | Couples Come Dine With Me | Skyscraper: London's Cheesegrater | John Bishop's Australia | Scotland: For Richer Or Poorer? | The 100 | Slum Survivors

Stage three marks the tour's final day on British soil as the peloton goes on a jaunt from Cambridge to London, finishing on the Mall. All eyes will be on Chris Froome, last year's winner, who's had an inauspicious build-up to the race, having finished 12th at the recent Critérium du Dauphiné. A man who impressed during that event was Spain's Alberto Contador, a ruthless competitor with a tainted legacy he tested positive for a banned substance in 2010 who would love the chance to get one over on his British rival. Lanre Bakare

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Briefs: “Out At Home” Moves Forward, Ellen Scores Oscar Ratings Gold, and Chris Colfer Is The Snazziest

Birthday shoutouts go to Ronan Keating (above), who is 37, Julie Bowen is 44, Ira Glass is 55, and Miranda Richardson is 56.

In great news, The Laramie Project writer Ross Katz has been hired by HBO to write Out At Home: The Glenn Burke Story, which will tell the story of the late baseball player, who came out to his teammates and management … back in the 70′s.

Last Night’s Academy Awards was the most watched in a decade.

Jared Leto’s Oscar Win For Dallas Buyers Club Criticized By Transgender Community.

And a lot of people are pissed at Ellen‘s “Good Job, Sir,” to Liza.

A Fox News Host Has Apologized For Making An Ignorant Statement. Per our agreement, I’m off to Calcutta to work with the poor.

Out Penn. Rep Brian Sims is running for re-election, and his opponents are already using his sexuality against him. You can help by donating to his campaign.
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Brenda Strong Goes From 'Desperate Housewives' to 'Dallas'

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I'm a big fan of fabulous ladies. Who isn't? Well, Menonites, for one. And the Amish, except in that movie "For Richer or Poorer" with Kirstie Alley and Tim Allen. But I digress. You know who is undisputedly 100 percent fabulous and also 100 percent a lady? Brenda Strong. Strong is a fantastic actor that you probably know from "Desperate Housewives.” She played Mary Alice Young, the woman who (spoiler alert if you live in the year 2002) killed herself in the pilot episode and then went on to narrate every single episode that followed, with only two exceptions when other characters narrated. Over the course of nine seasons, Strong's voice became one of the most familiar on television. And now, she’s back in another deliciously sexy, suspenseful, and fantastic new series on TNT, "Dallas." "Dallas" picks up where the super popular 1980's series left off, a couple decades later.I...
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J Astro Reviews: “Hostel Part III” DVD

J Astro Reviews: “Hostel Part III” DVD
Images: Sony Home Entertainment

Hostel Part III

2011 USA 88min

Director: Scott Spiegel

Starring: Kip Pardue, Brian Hallisay, John Hensley, Sarah Habel, Thomas Kretschmann, Chris Coy, Skyler Stone, Nikola Shreli

Sony Home Entertainment

Review by J Astro

As regards the Hostel franchise and its peers, I suspect that many diehard readers of Famous Monsters might primarily be more at home with the “classic” monster archetypes such as zombies, vampires, aliens, etc. In fact, the horror community in general has been rather vocal as of late in hastily brushing aside the “torture porn” trend that has inundated the genre scene in recent years, and which was partly ushered in by Rob Zombie, Eli Roth, and the Saw franchise. Like all fads, it rapidly engendered a lot of imitators, some passable but most direly inferior, and soon the backlash was apparent in critics’ dismissal of such grisly, one-note affairs as just another one of “those” movies.
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Michael Angarano will hook up with Julianne Moore in The English Teacher

He's growing up right before our eyes. Michael Angarano(Sky High, Lords of Dogtown) has been around longer than people think, getting his start in horrible movies like For Richer or Poorer and Music of the Heart(sorry it sucks), before getting what was probably his big break as a recurring character on Will & Grace. Since then he's become a more than capable leading man, and one that has been
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Dwts New Cast Q&A and Schedule

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The new cast of Dancing with the Stars answer a few questions from the audience:

Full Dwts Cast list and Dancing with the Stars schedule below:

The 11 celebrities heading to the dance floor this season, as announced tonight by “Dancing with the Stars” hosts Tom Bergeron and Brooke Burke in a live press conference during “The Bachelor,” are as follows:

Kirstie AlleyKirstie Alley has emerged as one of the great actresses of her generation, proving time and again that she is capable of great depth and range, as well as possessing comedic timing second to none. Kirstie’s work in television has earned her seven Golden Globe and eight Emmy nominations, winning one Golden Globe, two Emmys and three People’s Choice Awards. She co-wrote and starred in Showtime’s critically acclaimed comedy “Fat Actress,” and played the title character, as well as serving as executive producer, on the NBC sitcom “Veronica’s Closet.
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This Weekend at the Movies: December 18, 2009

The main film this weekend is Avatar and that's obvious, but there are a few films opening in limited release to begin discussing as they will be expanding further in the coming weeks. Let's get to it.

Avatar It's the talk of the Internet and I am anxiously awaiting box-office returns. I hope this film will be a big hit because it's a lot of fun. Unfortunately I had to skip a second screening of it last night to finish up writing this weekend's reviews or I would be able to say I've seen it twice. I expect most of the regular movie fans that frequent film sites such as RopeofSilicon.com will be sure to check this one out this weekend and I can't wait to hear what everyone thinks.

This film is rated PG-13 for intense epic battle sequences and warfare, sensuality, language and some smoking. Click Here
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E! hiring help with '90210' reality series

E! hiring help with '90210' reality series
E! Entertainment Television is taking viewers inside the mansions of the super-rich residents of Beverly Hills in a new reality series titled High Maintenance 90210.

The half-hour series will profile the "outrageous and hilarious work environments of domestic staffers as they navigate the challenging, chaotic and often over-the-top world of the super-wealthy and super-demanding," E! said. The six-episode series is set to debut at 11 p.m. Jan. 1.

High Maintenance 90210 is produced by Prometheus Entertainment in association with the Bubble Factory. The executive producer is Kevin Burns, an Emmy-winning filmmaker behind E!'s top-rated reality show, The Girls Next Door, and president of Prometheus.

"Our new series combines a voyeuristic look at the ultra-rich with executive producer Kevin Burns' comedic wit," said Lisa Berger, executive vp original programming and series development. "Two of the biggest success stories at E! have been 'Dr. 90210' and 'The Girls Next Door.' We believe that this is a winning combination, and we hope that viewers will agree."

Also executive producing are the Machine's Jon Sheinberg, who has produced such films as Passenger 57, Hard to Kill, For Richer or Poorer and Flipper, and Jack Lippman, owner of the Elizabeth Rose Agency, a Los Angeles-based domestic placement agency.

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